Want to appear as a champion of a cause without being held to account for the hateful name-calling you did in the name of your cause? Appear on CNN's “Larry King Live.”
Perez Hilton, author of the celebrity gossip site PerezHilton.com , got to do just that. who advocates that gay marriage should be legal. Hilton, coming off his appearance as a judge for the Miss USA pageant on April 19 appeared on Larry King's April 20 CNN broadcast and explained why he asked Miss California, Carrie Prejean, what she thought of gay marriage.
“Well, I was given the opportunity, on this national platform to ask a question that I thought was relevant,” Hilton said. “And given the recent setbacks and advances that we've made in the fight for gay marriage, I thought it was a very important question for me specifically to ask.”
Hilton explained this wasn't him acting on his own either – that it was approved by the producers of the Miss USA event.
“I ran it by the producers beforehand and they signed off on it and everybody thought it was a good question,” Hilton said. “It wasn't meant to be a big bomb. And I don't think it was that hard of a question, either.”
However Prejean gave an answer  contrary to Hilton's view. She said, “I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised.”
Although the answer was honest – and she could have lied for the sake of political correctness, that wasn't good enough for Hilton.
“Honesty is great,” Hilton said. “However, in an interview this morning, she said that the audience and the judges expected her to be politically correct. Yes. I do expect Miss
According to Hilton's interpretation of what Miss USA should represent, Prejean didn't fit the bill.
“Do we want a Miss USA that's politically insensitive, that's politically offensive? No,” Hilton said. “So I didn't disagree with her not believing in the right for gays and lesbians to good evening equal under the law. I disagree with how she answered the question because Miss
“When I asked Miss
But King didn't bring that up. Instead, Hilton took the opportunity to invite Prejean out for coffee – because he wants to enlighten her about her convictions.
“I would like to invite Miss